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Mass immunization is one of the great triumphs of modern medicine – so much so that it risks becoming a victim of its own success.
Bryan Thomas and Colleen M. Flood


Anti-Mask Protests and Racism: What Is the Link?

Umair Majid, Judy Truong, Aghna Wasim and Matthew Truong

In Canada, anti-mask sentiments have accompanied racism and discrimination. In this essay, we discuss the link between the two, and offer a critique on how institutions and experts have failed to truly engage this segment of the population.

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Insights Episode 13: Anti-Mask Protests and Racism: What Is the Link?

by Umair Majid, Judy Truong, Aghna Wasim and Matthew Truong

In the past several months, we have heard, experienced or read about individuals who refuse to wear a mask and direct racist comments toward customers and members of staff in public places. 


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“Flying Blind”: Canada’s Supply Chain Infrastructure and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Anne W. Snowdon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest

Early outcomes of the lack of data infrastructure and resulting transparency in data have resulted in high rates of COVID-19 infection among seniors – our most vulnerable citizens – and Canada’s health workforce. 


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